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Divisional Leadership

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research meets frequently with divisional colleagues to strategically plan Johns Hopkins’ research infrastructure. Together with VP Denis Wirtz, AVP Alexandra Albinak, AVP Nick Wigginton, AVP Joe Mankowski, AVP Thomas Burns, Vice Provost and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer Jon Links, and these divisional research leaders constitute the Research Oversight Committee.

The Research Oversight Committee’s mission is to provide strategic oversight, coordination, and support to the schools and units to: provide the requisite scientific infrastructure to maximize the rate of discovery and dissemination of new knowledge; and provide research administrative support that facilitates responsible and efficient research with a minimal diversion of faculty time from their research and scholarship.

Filipe Campante

Dr. Filipe Campante

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research
School of Advanced International Studies

Filipe Campante is the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of International Economics in SAIS and at the Department of Economics at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs at SAIS. Campante is interested in political economy, development economics, and urban/regional issues.

Gregory Kirk

Dr. Gregory Kirk

Vice Dean for Research
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Gregory Kirk serves as the associate dean for research in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, as a professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School, and has a joint appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine. His research examines the natural history of viral infections — particularly HIV and hepatitis viruses — in the U.S. and globally. As part of the ALIVE (AIDS Linked to the Intravenous Experience) study, his research looks at a range of pathogenetic, clinical behavioral issues, with a special focus on non-AIDS-related outcomes of HIV, including cancer and liver and lung diseases.

Goker Aydin

Dr. Goker Aydin

Vice Dean for Faculty and Research
Carey Business School

Goker Aydin serves as the vice dean for faculty and research in the Carey Business School and as a professor of Operations Management & Business Analytics. Using mathematical models to gain insights into inventory and pricing decisions, Goker’s research is driven by the demand and supply uncertainty facing both retailers and their suppliers. His recent research deals with how firms can proactively manage the supply risk, with a particular focus on the role of social responsibility initiatives in improving supply chain performance.

Yingyao Hu

Dr. Yingyao Hu

Vice Dean for Social Sciences
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

As vice dean for social sciences, Yingyao Hu serves as a liaison with the chairs of all social science departments, assisting in faculty hiring and retention, and supports the dean in furthering the mission of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. As the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics, Dr. Hu focuses his research in the fields of micro-econometrics, empirical industrial organization, and labor economics.

Rejji Kuruvilla

Dr. Rejji Kuruvilla

Vice Dean for Natural Sciences
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

As vice dean for natural sciences, Rejji Kuruvilla serves as a liaison with the chairs of all natural science departments, assisting in faculty hiring and retention, and supports the dean in furthering the mission of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Kuruvilla is a professor of biology whose research focuses on the development and functions of the sympathetic nervous system. She received her BS from Calcutta University in India, her PhD from the University of Houston, and did her postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Yingyao Hu

Dr. Dean Moyar

Vice Dean for Humanities
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

As vice dean for humanities, Dean Moyar serves as a liaison with the chairs of all humanities departments, assisting in faculty hiring and retention, and supports the dean in furthering the mission of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. A Professor of Philosophy and Associate Chair, Dr. Moyar is an expert on the German philosophical tradition that began with Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason in 1781. He has focused his interests in this area on the movement’s concern with the concept of freedom and the systematic unity of reason, especially in the work of J.G. Fichte and G.W.F. Hegel.

Bertrand Garcia-Moreno

Dr. Bertrand Garcia-Moreno

Executive Vice Dean
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

As the executive vice dean, Bertrand Garcia-Moreno is responsible for advancing inter-divisional priorities in academic and operational areas and developing collaborative relationships across the university to fully represent the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. He is a professor of biophysics in the Krieger School, and his main interests are currently focused on experimental and computational protein science, including: electrostatics, structure-based energy calculations, pH effects, engineering of pH switches and evolution and stability in extreme environments.

Martha Mac Iver

Dr. Martha Mac Iver

Associate Dean of Research
School of Education

Martha Mac Iver is an associate professor and associate dean of research in the School of Education. A political scientist who made the transition into educational policy research after more than a decade of research on both the Northern Ireland conflict and the political transformation of Europe after 1989, Dr. Mac Iver has focused her recent research on the transition to high school and the effectiveness of numerous school and district educational interventions designed to improve student achievement.

Gail Daumit

Dr. Gail Daumit

Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation
School of Medicine

Gail Daumit was named the vice dean for clinical investigation in the School of Medicine in 2021. She is a professor in the departments of medicine and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, as well as the Samsung Professor of Medicine. As part of this role, she is the Institutional Official for oversight of our human subjects research program. Among the opportunities that Dr. Daumit will pursue will be to assess the school’s programs through a customer lens in order to identify and address potential barriers for our patients and investigators to participate in clinical research.

Antony Rosen

Dr. Antony Rosen

Vice Dean for Research
School of Medicine

Antony Rosen oversees the School of Medicine’s multimillion-dollar biomedical research enterprise as the vice dean for research. He is the Mary Betty Stevens Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Rheumatology, and holds joint appointments in the departments of Pathology and Cell Biology. He is highly successful in recruiting and mentoring the next generation of clinical and translational investigators who are dedicating their careers to research that will provide new treatment options for patients living with rheumatic diseases. His expertise and research focuses on the mechanisms of autoimmune diseases, with particular emphasis on defining the role of autoantigens in rheumatic diseases such as scleroderma, lupus and arthritis.

Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb

Dr. Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb

Associate Dean for Research
School of Nursing

Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb is the associate dean for research at the School of Nursing, where she is appointed in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care. Dr. Himmelfarb’s sustained passion and commitment to reducing health disparities and improving the quality of care and outcomes for cardiovascular and critical care patients is seen as a consistent thread throughout her progressive program of research, professional practice, and teaching. Research by Dr. Himmelfarb has led to the development of effective and transferable health system and interdisciplinary team-based strategies to improve the quality of cardiovascular care. She also serves as a deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translation Research.

Larry Nagahara

Dr. Larry Nagahara

Associate Dean of Research
Whiting School of Engineering

Larry Nagahara joined the Whiting School of Engineering in 2015 as the associate dean of research. He was formerly the associate director in the Division of Cancer Biology at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. At NCI/NIH, Dr. Nagahara directed and coordinated program and research activities related to the expanding role of the physical sciences in cancer research, including the Physical Sciences-Oncology Center program. He previously served as the nanotechnology projects manager for the NCI’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, where he oversaw the development of promising nano-based diagnostics and therapeutics projects.

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